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successful mission to mars, what is the future of nasa? we'll talk to jim about whether nasa is losing its lead in the space race. >>> the risque bestseller "fifty shades of grey" has big holiday bonuses for every single employee. mandy drury is here. how much green is grey bringing in? >> 5,000 shades of green. random house had its corporate christmas party and the ceo stood up and promised every single employee a $5,000 bonus to celebrate what i guess has been a very profitable year, largely thanks to the "fifty shades of grey." and the cheering went on for minutes. this book has topped the "new york times" paperback bestsellers list for 33 weeks. and it's not just "fifty shades of grey." random house has had other big hits as well. they are going to be issued in the next paycheck and here's a little factoid for you. apparently the first book in the grey series was originally published by a really small publishing house in australia. i did not know that. >> and i just realized that i read two of those books, "gone girl" and the grisham book. if those employees want to parlay their bonuse
probably saw a really cool image. a nighttime view of the earth from space. nasa was able to show us this image, thanks to a new satellite equipped with something called visible infrared imaging radiometer suite. but this image of the globe from space is not what you might think it is. we do not have a camera far enough away from earth to get an image of the whole thing. it's a composite knitted together from data taken by the satellite as it made several passes around the earth. lots of the cool pictures you see like of hurricanes from earth are actually composites. anything close enough to the earth to be held by its gravitational pull is also too close to get a whole earth picture. for perspective, this is what the earth looks like from the international space station. you can't really see the whole thing at once. only a couple dozen earthlings have ever been far enough from the earth to see the whole thing. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as "earth rise" from the window of the craft as they orbited the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the e
. nasa's decision on doomsday 2012. . and kim kardashian sparks a proprotest. >>> we have new chilling details in the tragedy that stuns kansas city. they are prepping for gameday just 20 24 hours after a suicide. tom chong is live where this tragic story ended. tom, good day to you. there what's it like there? >> reporter: it is subdued. we stopped at the tailgating activities. there is tailgating going on but the mood is heavy. just 24 hours ago when belcher pulled out a gun is and shot himself. that event left this team in shock. shots rang out at this home, the victim 22-year-old cassandra perkins. >> when we arrived a lady came out and said her daughter had been shot by -- she died a short time later. belcher shot perkins following an argument. the two were parents of a 3-month-old baby. just 10 minutes after the murder, belcher was next to the stadium with a gun talking to his coach and general manager. he thanked them for what they did for him. then pulled the trigger. >> as officers pulled up, they heard the gunshot and the individual took his own life. >> reporter: a candle li
in the black sea. a rescue boat also crashed on to the rocks and sank. and nasa is planning to build a cheaper mars rover by 2020. because of budget cuts, they will use spare parts and design plans to build the new craft for only $1.5 billion. >>> now over to wall street for a look at your wednesday morning markets. the dow opens at 12, 951 after losing 13 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 5. overseas, the nikkei gained 36 while the hang seng shot up 470. >>> good news for retailers and investors today. here's why. the ports will be open tomorrow. late last night, l.a.'s mayor announced an agreement has been reached to end the strike that crippled the nation's largest port complex just hours after federal mediators have arrived. >>> netflix soared 14% after inking a blockbuster deal for exclusive streaming rights to walt disney movies. >>> big lots shares shot up, but the sec is investigating the chief executive over a $10 million sale he made just over a month before the company's stock tanked earlier this year. the story was first reported in the "wall street journal." me
sister kate. >>> the $8 million man and nasa's high res look at you on our planet earth. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this week president obama puts syrian leader bahsar al assad on notice about the use of chemical weapons. and now we know why. pentagon sources tell nbc news that syria is preparing chemical weapons for the possible use against the military people in the form of aerial bombs. jim miklaszewski reports. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military loaded the precursor chemicals for sarn nerve gas into aerial bombs. that could be dropped from dozens of syrian fighter bombers. this week u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity at chemical weapons sites like this one. while u.s. officials confirm the precursor chemicals are loaded, they must still be mixed together to create the deadly sarin gas. the development shook the world. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton issued strong warnings to syria
. nasa turned to solar cells as a sourt of power for the satellites. at the time they cost literally hundreds of dollars per watt. nasa didn't care, right? >> it's nasa. >> over the last decades the cost of solar cells has come down and down and down. the efficiency, the conversion efficiency has continued to go up and up and up, right? now you've got solar cells that are produced for under a dollar a watt. just in the last few years they came down a factor of three thanks to the chinese that ramped up production and made 50% of it. >> put some numbers around. this the price of solar panels have come down 46% since the first quarter of 2010. >> that's crazy. >> it's incredible. >> i'm glad that you cued up the international discussion. there's a lot of exciting stuff happening internationally. it's important for americans to hear this can be done. it doesn't have to be this sort of after thought welfare case. it can be integrated into how a nation gets its power. more on that after this break. >>> in germany right now there's been a real revolutionary transformation of the grid there
some good news. nasa has confirmed there are no asteroids or other objects hurdling towards the earth. i'm afraid the mayans are wrong again. the world will not end on december 21st. fates will punish us for being overconfident. contrary to popular belief, it also won't probably end on the 31st either. washington and much of the media would like to have us believe that financial armageddon is around the corner. whether we find ourselves at the fiesta -- i'm like nixon on "laugh in." it's all the same to our next guest. he argues we need a morning after strategy because it's what we do after january 1st that makes all the difference. in the guest spot today jay peloski, an investment strategist. let me dust the confetti off the first question to you here. something that's been lost in the discussion here about the fiscal slope -- i will not call it the f word so they don't bomb me again here. something lost in the discussion is basically this is a discussion about austerity. about the dangers of austerity at this time for our economy. the flipside of that is and you've written about th
at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> new assurances this week from nasa that the world will not end on december 21st. people around the globe are stockpiling supplies just in case. joining me now an astronomy professor in california. thank you for being here. i'm so glad to talk with you about this. there's so much attention on this mayan calendar. supposedly signalling an end to the world on december 21st. what's the truth, andrew, behind this calendar? does it really predict the world's end? >> i like to call this fiction science instead of science fiction. this is completely baseless. there's not a shred of evidence in favor of it. but it sure is a lot of fun to be worrying about the end of the world. hollywood knows that, too. as far as the mayan calendar is considered, alex, this is a complete misunderstanding of how calendars work. look, we faced this kind of calendar cliff every year when on december 31 you run out of pages on your calendar. you don't think it's the end of the world. you just think it's time to go to the stationery store and buy a new calendar. we are according to some expe
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